Large picture frame commission #2: Carving completed

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Blog entry by Roger Strautman posted 04-15-2008 12:29 PM 3291 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend I managed to finish the chip carving on the frame. I dry fitted the frame to make sure the corners carvings would all line up together.




As you can see I carved the frame unassembled because of its overall size.



The carving time on ths was 7 hours total.


The edge designs 1 1/2 hrs. , Sleds 1 1/2 hrs. , Dates & diamonds 1 1/2 hrs. , Rope 2 1/2 hrs.



The pieces have been sent on to my friend and next week I’ll put the frame together.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 01:39 PM

That’s sure going to be a fabulous looking frame.

It looks great, even without the final finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 02:21 PM

VERY VERY NICE GREAT WORK. Please post pix when assembled?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 02:45 PM

I didn’t realize how BIG the frame was!
I enjoyed the “in action” photo.

Gorgeous as always.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 02:46 PM

Beautiful work Roger!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 03:20 PM

I like it, Roger. It reminds me of the best of the “Scrim” work done by sailors of yesteryear. Good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 03:21 PM

Great job. This reminds me, I used to do a lot of chip carving, need to sharpen the knife and get back in the swing. Your detail work will serve as an inspiration, as well as a really high level of craftsmanship to reach! Thanks for the progress photos too.

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 03:30 PM

That is just huge. I appreciate the post. It looks great

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 05:10 PM

Nice work Roger, its great to see you actually carving the wood and the layout of your workshop. A couple of questions for you.

Is that magnifying glasses over your eyes? and, Is the lettering printed onto tracing paper?

I look forward to seeing the assembled, finished frame.


-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 06:15 PM

Extraordinary as usual Roger

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 07:05 PM

Fantastic job! Too much work for me though.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 04-15-2008 07:10 PM

lots of work.. looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-15-2008 08:00 PM

Gorgeous carving, thanks for sharing!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#13 posted 04-16-2008 02:08 AM

Colin, yes I’m looking thru the glasses. I do print the lettering onto tracing paper then use transfer paper to get it on the frame. Thanks for asking.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#14 posted 04-16-2008 03:37 AM

Roger great frame. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 04-16-2008 04:34 AM

Really great job Roger!

Seven hours seems very quick!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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